NHL defenseman PK Subban has announced his retirement from hockey.
Subban released the following statement Tuesday morning on his social media accounts announcing his retirement:
« I remember my dreams of playing in the NHL and winning a Stanley Cup, like the guys on the Don Cherry Rock’em Sock’em tapes at the end of every volume, with the black eyes, the broken bones and the tears of joy. To this day, I still dream about it,” Subban wrote on his Instagram account.
However, the end of this chapter closes and after 13 years in the NHL, I made the decision to retire.
I never looked at myself and never felt like I was “just a hockey player”. I always thought of myself as a person who played hockey. This perspective allowed me to enjoy every shift as if it were my last, to celebrate every goal with emotion and to play every game as if someone was paying to watch me play and had never seen me play. previously.
I want to thank my parents, Karl and Maria, who are literally the best people I have ever met! I have been spoiled everyday with your love and support, and I don’t know how to express how grateful I am for the sacrifices you have made for me. I am so lucky to have the best and most supportive siblings I could ask for.
To all my fans who have supported me and continue to support me since the first day I stepped on the ice, thank you! You lifted me up when I was depressed, you supported me in difficult times and you supported me through it all!
To an incredible league that has given me the opportunity to compete at the highest level with some of the best athletes in the world. The NHL has also provided me with a platform that has allowed me to give back through my charities. A sincere thank you to the many players I’ve played with or competed against who brought out the best in me. A sincere appreciation to the Montreal Canadiens, Nashville Predators and New Jersey Devils for each representing organizations with class and integrity.
I look forward to the road ahead and the many exciting opportunities ahead. I’m excited to share what they are with you all when the time comes!
With love, appreciation and all the happiness I could hope for, PK »
Subban retires after 13 NHL seasons, with 115 goals, 352 assists and 467 points in 834 games with the Montreal Canadiens, Nashville Predators and New Jersey Devils, as well as 18 goals, 44 assists and 62 points in 96 playoff games. At the height of his career, he was one of the best defensemen in the league, winning the Norris Trophy in the 2012-13 season, where he had 11 goals, 27 assists and 38 points in 42 games.
Subban was drafted in the second round of the NHL Entry Draft by the Montreal Canadiens in 2007. He didn’t make the Canadiens until 2009, where he then spent the next seven seasons with them before being dealt into the infamous one on one. trade with Shea Weber at the Predators. He spent three seasons in Nashville before being traded to the Devils for Steven Santini, Jerome Davies and two second-round picks, and Subban played the final three seasons of his career in New Jersey.
While Subban has yet to announce his post-retirement plans, many believe he will transition into broadcasting given how many times he has already worked in media during his offseasons.